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Holiday travel likely to be troublesome because of weather

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CHICAGO -

The northern Plains and some Western states will have a white Christmas, but it's likely to cause troublesome travel.
    
Forecasters cautioned drivers to keep alternate routes in mind and prepare for possible delays.
    
In the coming days, a large swath of the Dakotas is under a blizzard warning, with the National Weather Service forecasting heavy snow and strong winds Sunday and Monday.
    
To the east, parts of central Minnesota are under an ice storm warning. To the west, snow is also forecast for much of Idaho, Montana, Utah and northeast Colorado.
    
Air travel wasn't yet impacted Saturday at the nation's major airports.
    
The Storm Prediction Center cautioned that warm, humid air could cause severe weather in the lower Plains, Arkansas and Oklahoma on Sunday.

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